Category Archives: sex

gender, has to do with females of the species, generally but not pruriently except in rare cases; feminism sometimes.

Joan Didion, ‘The White Album’, The Getty Museum, Bethany Yarrow, Eugene McCarthy riff

Joan Didion says that the Getty’s collection of antiquities says more about the 18th and 19th century craze for antiquities than it does about the periods from which the pieces emanate. (Didion, 1979/2009 p. 75).Reminds me that I once saw … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Dang

I woke this morning and the first thing I did was enter my studio, crack my Webster’s Eleventh and gloss the word “dang”.I had thought of an edit to the previous essay, about football.Yes, I am going to trim the … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Alden Van Buskirk and Robert Stone rattle chains for Rachel Kushner

I noticed a blurb from Robert Stone on the back cover of the new Rachel Kushner collection of essays, “The Hard Crowd”. I quote, “she’s going to be one we turn to for our serious pleasures and for the insight … Continue reading

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Stanford victory parade: April 5, 2021

At first I thought the procession was for a fallen firefighter. Soon enough it dawned on me that this was a Covid-protocol social distance parade. I saw Tara Vanderveer with assistant Kate Paye, Haley Jones and others. Two or three … Continue reading

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By Hilbert writ, by Manning sealed

Barbara Manning wrote and recorded an original song as a tribute to mathematicians like Cantor, Goedel, Hilbert, Cohen and Good Will Hunting. lyrics It’s hard to be the only one who knows something that’s true To stand alone as colleagues groan
They’ll … Continue reading

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All hail the Sylvie

Kudos to Sylvie Simmons of San Francisco by way of something very posh across the pond for her new album of music on Compass Records. Sylvie played in my Earthwise Productions concert series in fall, 2019 at Cubberley Community Center … Continue reading

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Sudan archived (Brittany Parks pka Sudan Archives at Noise Pop Swedish American Hall San Francisco, February 24, 2020 about 10 months ago or three weeks before Covid-19)

I’m still digesting her album: Did You Know; Confessions (+); Black Vivaldi Sonata; Down On Me; Ballad of the Unhatched Twins; Green Eyes; Iceland Moss (+); Coming Up; House of Open Tuning II; Glorious; Stuck; Limitless (+); Honey, Pelicans in … Continue reading

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Kudos to Ann Killion of the Chron for her support of gay sporting life on The Farm

Tagged: Justin Lui, Davis Mills, Gary Floyd From: mark weiss <earwopa@yahoo.com>To: “akillion@sfchronicle.com” <akillion@sfchronicle.com>Sent: Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 11:17:18 AM PSTSubject: Well hungGay Chinese Canadian volleyball players at Stanford? I wonder if the creepy 63 yo Chinese math professor who liked to shower with wrestlers … Continue reading

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Three short films about fm

1. Leslie Marie Cook of Los Angeles and Brooklyn, December, 2020, original song “Women On The Wall” making of video in her home studio; 2.Monica Walker, of Palo Alto, busking or singing for fun in the new parking garage near … Continue reading

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Candye Kane, truly gifted

Live your life, play your part. Let the feelings flow from your heart. You can’t change the tide, you can’t change the sea you just gotta be who you were born to be. I wouldn’t be alive now if it … Continue reading

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